Nigeria Drop In Latest FIFA Ranking
Nigeria have dropped one place in the latest monthly rankings released by the world football governing body, Fifa.
The Super Eagles are now placed eighth in Africa and 51st in the world with 616 ranking points.
It means that Nigeria will finish 2016 as one of Africa’s top 10 national sides despite their failure to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations which will take place in Gabon.
Nigeria’s best placing in the Fifa rankings was fifth, a position attained in 1994 following an impressive display at their debut World Cup appearance that year in the United States.
Senegal, the Ivory Coast, Tunisia, Egypt and Algeria are the top five sides in Africa while Argentina will finish 2016 as the best ranked nation.
Brazil, Germany, Chile and Belgium make up the top five in descending order
(1) Argentina (2) Brazil (3) Germany (4) Chile (5) Belgium (6) Colombia (7)France (8) Portugal (9) Uruguay (10) Spain.
(1) Senegal (2) Côte d’Ivoire (3) Tunisia (4) Egypt (5) Algeria (6) Congo (7) Burkina Faso (8) Nigeria (9) Ghana (10) Morocco